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Knowing how to weld is a skill that almost everyone might find useful at some point in time. For those students who would like to make a career out of welding, this career pathway provides them with the specialized training and techniques found in industrial welding environments. Students are provided the opportunity to become state-certified welders. Our instructor is a welder and knows what you need to be successful!


National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)


Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.


Welding Fundamentals
NCCER Construction Core72.5
NCCER Welding Level 1285
NCCER Welding Level 2 Fundamentals167.5
Total Hours525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)1 year
Welding Advanced
NCCER Construction Core72.5
NCCER Welding Level 1285
NCCER Welding Level 2 Fundamentals167.5
NCCER Welding Level 2 Advanced60
NCCER Welding Level 3465
Total Hours1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time)1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time)2 years

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Oklahoma Welder Certification
Certified Welder

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:45-3:45 PM; High School Students 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Aluminum Welder, Fabrication Welder, Fabricator, Fitter/Welder, Maintenance Welder, MIG Welder (Metal Inert Gas Welder), Sub Arc Operator, Welder, Welder-Fitter, Welder/Fabricator – Approximate Pay Potential: $14-31/Hour. (source:

Jason Sampson

Jason Sampson

Welding Instructor

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